October 12th, 1996: (left to right) Arsene Wenger  watches his first game in charge of Arsenal, a Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers  at Ewood Park, alongside  assistant manager Pat Rice and physio Gary Lewin. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Allsport

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Portsmouth’s Jed Wallace is challenged by Coventry’s Frank Moussa  during the npower League One match  at Fratton Park. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

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Robin van Persie of Manchester United celebrates at the end of the Premier League against Arsenal. Photograph: by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey after scoring  Arsenal’s goal against Borussia Dortmund with midfielder Mesut Ozil.

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